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And as far as being pushed aside by the government, it should have been. Once official communications channels have been re-established, ham radio should be set aside and relegated to getting non-important messages into and out of the disaster area. Unless it's needed once again, that's where it's place is. Getting back to the subject, there is something else.
Packet radio needs an interface and a computer, however minimal. There is enough being carried around in most instances to necessitate making the portable emergency station as light as possible, and adding more to such a station can be a big problem to some. I also echo one of the other comments made in this thread: Packet Radio in the conventional sense is dead.
But it is needed. By the conventional sense I mean baud, which is what comes to mind for most people when they hear pack radio. Packet radio in the broader sense, is about moving data packets over radio. I agree there are to many eggs on one basket when it comes to the internet. But the main reason for deploying and building packet networks or anything else in the hobby should not be to provide further backup utility to the public and governments.
It goes without saying that whatever we build and deploy of course will be available in the event something happens. This is my hobby, and I will not partake in activities that cost me money and or time that do not personally appeal to me. The Emcomm overtones in this article almost prevented me from commenting. So please re-think how you are going to sell the idea to the ham populous. That said the emcomm usefulness of a decent digital network is acknowledge-able, but is certainly not why everyone should jump on board.
HSMM uses microwave band space. Mostly because in order to achieve good throughput you need several MHZ of band space. VHF doesn't have it, and the present rules and incumbent activities preclude this from working. HSMM can put our microwave frequency allocations to good use. At the same time many ham radio systems use the internet for wormhole-like connectivity.
An emphasis on building our own backbone and infrastructure is just simply not there. This leaves vulnerabilities in our emergency communications reliability. There are some unknown vulnerabilities in the upcoming switch to IPV6, such as distributed denial of service attacks on IPv4 to IPv6 gateways. As well as root nameservers, and core internet routing.
In January due to protests in Egypt, the Egyptian government ordered service providers to shut down all international connections to the Internet. Which showed to have a crippling effect on a modernizing economy. In conjunction with this there was a bill H. The proposal was that the Dept. Another thing to point out is that the government is hiring "hackers" reportedly 1, of them , probably because many predict the internet will be the target of future terrorist activities, and wars will be fought over it.
Schmidt W7HAS , states, "The White House is looking for ways that the great work of Amateur Radio operators can continue to support emergencies in the future with particular attention to increased use and dependency on internet based technologies. In short order Verizon appealed and it was decided in federal court that broadband is currently classified by the FCC as an information service, a category that gives the agency a fairly limited set of regulatory options. If Internet providers were classified instead as common carriers, the FCC's rule would likely stand.
Faced with this dilemma, the FCC may in either choose to argue that its regulations do not fall under the rubric of common carriage, or attempt to reclassify broadband as a common carrier. In CryptoLocker a ransomware trojan first surfaced. For true redundancy, a non-critical network can and should be built by the amateur service to avoid this single point of failure. My whole point for setting up and having a packet radio station radio station up and running.
That can also run on alternate power is because. It is inexpensive or even free. The technology is proven, even though it is slow by today's standards. It can be portable. It can be set up as a BBS. Yes there is free software for that. No expensive proprietary modems are needed. The technology is well documented. Free software, free instructional pdf's, free videos, free books are all available right now on the web.
I have provided links. It is just yet another communications tool that has potential in emergencies. No expensive computers are required. Win 98 would also communicate with packet. Did I mention Atari? No expensive or proprietary radios are required. And for some hams, they probably already have the equipment just sitting in the closet.
Are there better ways to pass around computer based messaging, lists, instructions, weather conditions, local conditions during an emergency. But for the minimal or non existent cost of setting up a dedicated packet station. I believe it is certainly worth the effort. I started this discussion primarily to make the point that it must be practiced in order to be usable. You cannot wait until the day you need it and then expect to learn it immediately and have it work.
Test it during the "activations" and "exercises". Become familiar, take notes. At least then, you now know it can be used.. How you use it in your area, is up to you and your areas needs. Just a question not meant to start a war on Pskmail. Those seem to be quite a bit more mature. I know very little about PskMail, that is why I mentioned it to see if it had any special advantages over other radio based mail delivery systems.
Someone here on eham could be able to explain the advantages and disadvantages of PskMail better than I ever could. Can PskMail work independently through some sort of Pskmail server or BBS without relying on the internet or other commercial means? Or does PskMail ultimately rely on the internet like Winlink and Winmor? I'm not saying that there is anything wrong with Winlink or Winmor. I am posing the hypothetical and perhaps a very unlikely question of what would happen is there was a world wide internet outage?
What other methods would still work to pass email and text based information? Can PskMail messages be stored somewhere and then retrieved through some central point and NOT dependent on commercial means like the internet or cell phone networks? I think the spirit of the article is that packet can work without having to ultimately rely on the internet or other commercial delivery systems during an emergency. And that we should be trained in it's operation and have a clear understanding of how it all works before we actually need to use it.
I think in the hypothetical and admittedly a very unlikely question of what would happen is there was a world wide internet outage? Packet Radio would still be able to deliver. I understand the arguments that packet is older technology and there are faster methods today. Suppose those faster methods fail? It is kind of ironic that we are on this subject of older technology.
I just read an article that Germany is considering going back to using manual typewriters. I can't tell you how many times a day I hit the Backspace key I would hate to have to use whiteout each time I did that.. That is a very good point and a question I would also like to know the answer to. Also, I wonder if there are any provisions in Winlink to link the WinLink servers completely by radio if their Internet connections were to fail.
Regarding how closely PskMail is tied to the internet: There is a bit of info about this on their webpage. The server network is loosely tied together and that means that if a server, or even large parts of the network, should be out of service then the remaining servers carry on business as usual.
Of course one weak link is your email provider, should that server be out of service then fetching mail from it will be difficult. But, you may have another account? Just point the server in that direction then and carry on. What if the entire internet shuld go down then? Well, all servers have local mailboxes that can be used to store and forward your messages to other pskmail clients. While I don't totally disagree with you, I think most would view it as a dedicated system to something from the s. So I'll throw a couple of more links up on Packet Radio while this article is still active.
I believe that the PSKmail server is intended to be connected to the Internet so that the e-mail you send to it via the radio client will be forwarded on to the recipient via regular Internet e-mail. In many cases this is what you want to do - get the traffic out of the affected area via radio and on to the regular Internet as soon as possible.
This assumes that the traffic is going to users outside of the affected area. A BBS would be used if all user's were connected to it via radio. Each would have to log on to the BBS and retrieve their mail. That would be useful if all users were located in the affected area and had no Internet access. Or did PskMail and Winmor came about roughly the same time? Both PSK and Winmor are sound card based digital modes,neither one should be more expensive than the other.
If just to pass messages back and forth.
Which would be the least expensive way? Sure I could 'Google' for the information. I found an interesting article about High Speed Packet from here on eham that might be of interest to nearly everyone reading this article. I think for there to be a future to packet radio, one needs to look at the past and figure out what worked and what didn't. If I could have my old scroll wheel blackberry talk on ham bands, it would have been the killer app for packet radio.
Yes, my modern smartphone has all this in spades With radio, at least I can dictate some of the terms and have direct control over that destiny. I know the need for HSMM and feel very fortunate to live in an area where it's being fostered in a wide scale. However, I don't see why slow speed apps can't also be developed especially since radio has the unique ability to multicast one to many naturally. If it became a competition for remote tower space which can get contentious, by all means replace with new and we'll bridge the slow speed over the faster link.
But there's no reason to walk away from bands that have much farther range including globally just because of speed. You push the art to what it can do How about a two-way pager like system?
How much could it possibly cost to build an arduino based transceiver with a simple 4x16 lcd display and a mini keyboard? Bonus points for it to be mil-spec ruggedized. But just think how easy it would be to communicate to any other ham Add a gps receiver on it, now you have a APRS like transceiver with text messaging still for less than a new premium grade HT and be infinitely more useful out of the box.
Both together were just a little thicker than a pack of cigarettes not including the HT. Why poopoo something because you've followed your own kid's ritalin habit for speed and fast? If it's consistent and reliable and without costs free as in beer who cares if it's slow. If you were somewhere that had no broadband, no cellular and only had dial-up, would you not use it? Slow speeds are acceptable when they are consistent, highly available and next to gratis as possible.
Basically what is missing from the marketplace is a 'smart phone' type of HT. I never understood why the Big Three ham radio manufacturers never developed an HT with the following. An all in one single "Smart HT". None of it was integrated together in one single unit and there was no keyboard. And no advanced display like the smart phones. The TH-D7 still had to be connected up to a computer to do packet.
Even the more advanced TH-D72 falls way short. By the late 's into early 's cell phones especially Blackberrys had more features than the latest HT from the big three. We should have, could have had that technology on our HT's before the cell phone manufacturers did. What about today in ? Why can't they send and receive text messages with the ease like today's smart phones do?
Perhaps we can build our own, or develop a device that would transform a simple HT into a "smart HT". I believe if we had HT's that were able to do all these things like cell phones can. Then we can build back up BBS's around cities and towns throughout the U. I am not talking D-Star. I am talking "Smart HTs" using common packet protocols already in place.
And then when there is some emergency, we will have these 'Smart" HT's that can also transmit text, text files, photos, maps, graphs and anything else with nothing more than a couple of menu selections. There I believe lies the answer.
Let me expand further on the last comment I made. All the features of the smart phone could be used on the ham radio bands. The smart phone would be able to send and receive and display APRS Maps, text messages, text files, files, graphs, maps on the ham radio bands using the same protocols that Packet Radio could do.
Except the cell networks are not used. Any smart phone or device would work including those that are deactivated sitting in the drawer no longer used. Blackberry iPhone iPad Android Tablet Any smart device Even older non smart phones that just did text messaging would still be able to work to send and receive text on the HT.
There is a project like this: But the idea is sound never the less. Some of us on Wetnet were discussing this very thread. I think the hardest but doable part would be the shoehorning. It is very accomplishable if you went simplistic and had it talk via bluetooth to an external radio. This way you could keep your heavy data use software on the commercial network and add ham specific applications to the mix since it's a different data path. The only thing that may be missing is voice communications but that would depend on how you setup the secondary bluetooth between phone and radio.
Depending on the required bandwidth of these gotenna things, maybe we could move them onto an unused packet frequency, like Though I doubt that it would be as simple as changing a crystal Packet Radio is dead and its kin will take over. Is it a distant relative of packet? Well yes it is but it is so far removed from Packet they have about as much in conman as they have with the man in the moon!!! Modern modes have long placed packet radio in retirement. In any real world situation short of as nuke, packet radio just does not fit even as a last resort mode.
I don't get how Winlink is alive but packet is dead. If so, I get that angle. I think what we've been discussing is the future. I'm glad you find fascination with Winlink. I'm sure all that traffic handling rekindles NTS memories. But, I see what I've suggested as way more attractive and fun than making sure my dinghy can send notes back to shore. But I also have a Iridium handset for that I think these applications would also make for a more relevant demonstration to a younger generation that grew up with Nintendo and cell phones.
Ultimately, I think it's just a matter of time now before someone starts building what I've just described. The technology is now getting commonplace and cheap enough for single chip sdr's and cheap, easy to use microprocessors to tie it all together. Gontenna Is mainly for connecting two smart phones together. It allegedly works by taking the Mhz MURS frequency and using that as a link between the two phones. Bluetooth will be involved according to the article.
GoTenna sends your message over Bluetooth-LE to the smartphone app it's paired with It would be an integrated device. Bluetooth will NOT be involved. Packet Radio didn't die While Packet Radio use dropped considerably from it's heyday. It is still alive and well in some parts of the country. There are thousands of Terminal Node Controllers in ham shacks all over the country gathering dust. These could be put to good use and new packet stations can be put back on the air for no cost to the ham ops. People are buying 15 and 20 year old TNC's through the online auctions daily.
Someone must be using them. Are all they using them just for APRS? Packet Radio is but just one of many options available to hams these days. Because it isn't that popular as it once was, doesn't mean we should not use it. Hams still use vintage tube radios daily even though modern solid state transceivers are more popular. Winlink Sound card programs like Winmor are great for accessing Winlink.
And Winlink is a superb method to send mail over the ham radio bands. I think we may be getting close to an idea here. Pair it with your smart phone and use the smart phone as remote. All the capability of a smart phone and the advantages of power and distance over the ham bands. Packet, to include its various forms like APRS, have a place. So is HF digital. The future however is shifting. Not only a voice mode, it is also has text modes like Packet , positioning APRS plus the ability to trunk multiple communications over a single frequency.
While D-Star has many of these features, DMR is more modern, has more vendors commerical and a longer history. Trunking is the big plus. Thus many of the older forms of digital may, slowly, disappear. The following device could be built from scratch. It could be built using components like, a small display, a digital camera, USB port, GPS receiver, a small keyboard and a pointing device and could be constructed using small micro controllers like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, etc.
And interfaced to a tiny tnc. All of it could be built into single package that could "cradle" around a standard HT of any type. It would have the capability to take pictures and send them! The sending and receiving would not be limited to local BBS's. Other similarly stations could send information with the same capabilities to each other back and forth to each other in the field.
During an emergency one can take pictures of weather related or disaster conditions and send them off to other similarly equipped stations in the field or to some central point command center with in range. With the built in GPS, everyone will know exactly where everyone is and displayed on real maps.
Emergency information and long lists could be sent to anyone in the field or to command centers within VHF range. How about non emergency conditions? Hunters in the field could use text messaging to alert each other of deer sightings. This would be especially useful where there is no traditional cell phone service and voice communications would be not advantageous anyway. No one would need to buy new radios. So no radios would be obsoleted, and all existing equipment could still be used.
Since the common packet protocol would be used. It would be entirely open sourced and any company or individual could build it and or market it. There really is no difference except in speed and bandwidth requirements between it all once you let go of AX. I have no problem with DMR. In fact, if built and architected properly, it would lend to both voice and digital sides as it would the number of repeaters on both sides and allow interoperability.
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Same with trunking as most repeaters sit silently most of their lives. But if you really want a peek at the future: Cellular providers are getting out of the voice call game as it's much more lucrative to provide mobile data and you can do voice over data. That is where the future is. We need to consider how to implement this into our spectrum allocations while co-existing with other uses for the shared spectrum. Spread Spectrum will have to be part of this solution as much as people will groan about the noise floor being raised.
I have already suggested how we can live with low bandwidth, but now I wonder. People DO expect "rich multimedia" these days. Think of what even a few digital pix at 2. Yet in any imaginable US emergency, this sort of thing will be wanted in a digital solution.
Set the router to forward the following ports: There is nothing however that makes it work better on boats than it does on land stations. A value of will disable all inbound connections. And worse we saw this coming and it still took Govt 72hrs to get it together - in part, due to the arrogant city Mayor, Governor, and Congress reps playing politics in stalling the call for Fed help. The first field contains the call sign of the station that originated the data. Like I said, my local club is going gangbusters building capability.
Sure, someone with a digi editor can get it to KB but that needs training and even a little nerve. And even that is a lot at baud. If we want to be more than voice, we need to be doing modes with at least enough bandwidth to deal with the pictures coming in from digicams in We need to be a first hop out of the disaster zone at modern bandwidth for serious data. That means GHz stuff. Or just admit we are voice only.
Text will always be king in a digital world. It ensures an error free copy and when properly formatted ie: I don't think we hams should be a curmudgeon and force people to stick with lower frequencies and insisting to only use the same gear they had in Heck, I bet most of us have made the switch to What people should be doing is building new networks. Whether it be 2.
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It detects DTMF codes for remote control. It works also as a simple parrot or voice recorder. The audio source can be saved. Programming and remote control interfaces available for many transceivers, e. For many Handhelds e. FRG VR the appropriate interface is available as well. Can be controlled by computer directly connected to the radio equipment via the CI-V interface, or via a local LAN or via the Internet.
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